Full Name Newton Melman Shaffer
Born 14 February 1846 in Kinderhook, New York
Died 2 January 1928 in New York (Manhattan), New York
Elected 2 November 1889 at age forty-three
Newton Melman Shaffer has been described as the first practitioner in America to qualify distinctively as orthopedic surgeon. He was for nearly sixty years a thorough and enlightened student of his branch of surgery, to whose advancement in practical mastery of the problems of the crippled he was a notable contributor.
Alexander Dana Noyes
1928 Century Association Yearbook